Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on February 10, 1972 · Page 14
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Sectionals at Fort Dodge mm - T " J1!S - '"• 1972 Pa e e 13 Matmen on Tourney Trail "It's now or never," Midget coach DeeBrainard said of the upcoming boys' sectional wrestling tournaments to get underway Friday for the start of the road toward team and individual titles. Estherville, wrestling in AAA competition, travels to Fort Dodge for competition, which will get underway at 6:30 p.m., with Spencer, Estherville, Carroll Kuemper and host Fort Dodge. Competition will be held at the high school, which fans traveling to the tournament can locate by entering Fort Dodge from the north and turning east on 10th Ave., continuing east until reaching the school. Fort Dodge will go into the tournament as the favorite although not having an impressive record this season. "Despite their average dual season, Fort Dodge probably wrestles the toughest schedule in the state with teams in the Big Eight Conference in loop competition and North Central Conference schools in non-conference action," Brainard stated. Lakes Champion Spencer will also have to be eyed as a strong contender and no team in the tournament will be shut out with the Midgets likely to advance between four and seven grapplers to the districts Monday. The first two places in the sectional meet will advance to the districts with any wrestler which is defeated by a champion having an opportunity to wrestle for second place and a spot in the districts. Topping the Estherville individual records this season are Glenn Higgins with a 20-0 record, Randy Pomeroy with a 17-2-1 record, Frank Boever going 12-7-1 this season, Brian Moffltt posting a 5-2-1 record since being in a varsity uniform, andMike Ryan with a 7-6 record. Vieing for district berths for the Midgets will be Ryan at 98 pounds, Dennis St. Lawrence at 105, Pat Clarken at 112, Brian Iske at 119, Greg McDonald at 126, Rick Johnson at 132, Gary Dahl at 138, Randy Pomeroy at 145, Higgins at 155, Boever at 167, Kevin Sawyer at 185, and Brian Moffitt in the heavyweight class. There are three classes in the Iowa High school Athletic Association wrestling program, AAA, AA and A. The 64 largest wrestling schools, determined by their three-year average daily attendance in the top three grades are AAA competitors, the next 96 are placed in AA action and the remaining 127 schools are class A contestants. The A and AA schools open sectional activity Monday, Feb. 7, while AAA schools wage sectional battles starting Friday, Feb. 11, Class AAA district meets open Monday, Feb. 14, and Class AA and A districts begin Friday, Feb. 18. There's bound to be at least one new team champion this year as Ankeny was the A A titlist a year ago but the revised average daily attendance figure this fall showed the Polk County school to be one of the 64 largest schools so now the Hawks will compete at the AAA level. The AAA winner a year ago was Waterloo West while Britt overwhelmed the field in Class A. CoachBobSiddens' West squad edged Urbandale, 48-47, in that 1971 meet and both have been tough again this season. Toss Ankeny into that AAA field and another dogfight shapes up. Clarion and Corning gave Ankeny quite a chase in the AA division a year ago and both those squads have some fine individuals returning. Clarion's Tim Roosa was second in the heavyweight class and John Wilson was runner-up at 98 last year. Tim Swain of Corning won the 112- pound crown and is back while teammates Tony Jennings and Randy Hickman were runner-up winners at 105 and 126 respectively a year ago and are returnees. Britt had little trouble in the A division in 1971. Three Eagles won state titles and three others finished either second or third. Three of those top six are back in Jeff Stevenson, the champ at 119, Richard Nelson who placed second at 98, and Dave Howlett who was third at 105. This year Stevenson is a 132-pounder, Nelson wrestles at 105 and Howlett at 119. Underclassmen who won individual titles at the state meet last year were Waterloo's Tony Cordes at 132 pounds, Stevenson, Coming's Tim Swain at 112 pounds, Urbandale's Chris Larson at 105 pounds, Dan McKee of Stuart in the 98 pound A class, David Musselman of Humboldt at 105 in AA, and Stuart Newman of Perry in AA at 119 pounds. Since the three class tournament was put in effect in 1969, Waterloo West had captured two titles but Cedar Rapids Washington gained the middle one in class AAA, Algona won the first two and Ankeny the second inAA, while Eldora, Adel, and Britt have won in succession in class A. Intramural Cage Champions The champion Iowa Lakes Community College Intramural basketball team this year was the Ten Disciples with the team being made up of, front, from left, Brad Bucknell, Steve Opheim, Kevin Moore, Jim Mergcn, and Doug Smith. Back Don Riker, Steve Shriner, Dennis Peterson, and Bruce Mills. Barrier Around U.S. Athletes Rosburg, Heard in Hope Lead By RON ROACH Associated Press Sports Writer PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP)-Bob Rosburg thought of quitting pro golf early last year because his game had sunk so badly and young Jerry Heard said his problem was trying to get rich top quickly. Rosburg, 1959 PGA champion from St. Louis, corrected the grips on his clubs and Heard, 24, of Visalia, Calif., feels he's snapped out of a slump and iStill on the pace that made him a first-time $100,000 winner on the tour last year. . They / shot first-round 66s, six. under par, for a one^stroke lead Wednesday in the $145,000 Bob Hope Desert Classic, a 90-hole tournament being played on four courses. At 67 were club pro Jimmy Powell of Yorba Linda, Calif., and Chuck Courtney, 31, of La Jolla, Calif., who like Rosburg played the Indians Wells Country Club's 6,500-yard course. Heard played the 6,840-yard El Dorado course, where he had a 32-34, with his longest putt a 20-fopter for a .birdie on No. "10. He had no bogeys. "I've had a dry spell," said Heard, who recently bought out his backers. "Now I'm on my own and I've been, trying to rush -it . . . trying to make mon- -Heyjtoa quickly." — — * . ( The 45 : year-old RogJjiirg» who fiad one bogey when he hit a bunker but sank seven birdie putts from up to 15 feet away, North Iowa in Juco Poll HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) North Iowa Community College of Mason City is ranked 15th in the weekly National Junior College Athletic Association basketball poll. North Iowa is 17-2 on the season and the Iowa Junior College Conference leader. NIACC was tied for 16th in last week's ratings. Burlington, 20th last week, dropped out of the ratings. North Iowa's Terry McKissick is ranked 14th in individual scoring with a 28.7 points per game average and North Iowa is fourth in team scoring at 106.2. Top-ranked is Vincennes, Ind., with a 19-0 record followed by Dalton, Ga., which is 250. said, "I feel I'm playing better now than I have for 15 years. "After San Diego last year, I was playing so bad that I was ready to quit. I came up here to see Claude Harmon and we talked about everything." Harmon found Rosburg had pressure points on his grips in the wrong place. And Rosburg said, "It had been that way for 2-3 years." Jack Nicklaus, shooting a 68 at 6,765-yard Bermuda Dunes, said it was "by and large a fairly solid round" without "too many chances" for improvement. "•' •Nicklaus;""who won here in 1663 and has passed it up the last three years, was tied with Chi Chi Rodriguez, Dave Stockton and Mike Higgins. Defending Hope champion Arnold Palmer> playing in only his third tournament of the year, shot a 69 at Bermuda Dunes despite what he called an "unbelievable cold" which he said he caught last Friday when he shot a 76 in the rain and cold of Hawaii. Palmer was in a group of 12 at 69, including George Knudson of Toronto, Canada, the top scorer of the day at La Quinta, 6,911 yards and generally regarded as the toughest of the four layouts. By WILL GRIMSLEY AP Special Correspondent SAPPORO, Japan (AP) You have to be craftier than a New York burglar to pierce the barrier thrown up around U.S. athletes in the 11th Winter Olympic Games. The Iron Curtain used to belong only to the Soviet Union and its satellites. Now Uncle Sam has taken it over, and wrapped it in red tape. American newsmen have figured out ways to get over the wall—by using athletes' mothers and fathers and a representative of commercial ski firms as go-betweens. They've developed a sort of underground organization which brings newsmen and athletes together. It isn't that the athletes don't ^waflL_JP talk. They're young, healthy, enthusiastic and usually eager to be interviewed. It's the officials who have created the barrier. The U.S. official in charge of such matters, Robert Paul, the U;8;- Olympic Committee's director of public information, readily admits— even with a touch of pride—that American restrictions are the toughest in the village. "We're the only nation that forbids the press to talk to competitors on the day of the competition," he said. "Our theory is that they should not be bugged or have their concentration affected." The figure skaters in particular are handled like Dresden China. After John Mischa Petkevich, Ken Shelley and Gordon McKellen Jr., finished the first three of their six compulsory figures Monday, they were placed in a virtual isolation booth for 24 hours. "Our policy is that no one be allowed to the skaters until the entire compulsory competition is finished," Paul said. That put Petkevich, Shelley and McKellen out of pocket until the final three figures were skated late Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, press men were able to walk out on the ice and talk unrestrainedly with Ondrej Nepela of Czechoslovakia, the world champion; Patrick Pera of France and Sergei Tchetve- roukhin of the Soviet Union, 1-23 in the school figure standings. The Iron Curtain countries, in fact, have bent over backward in cooperating with the large group of international journalists at the Games. The Games had hardly got under way before the Russians called a press conference and presented some of their standout medal candidates, including Tchetveroukhin and Ludmilla Terril's 1971-72 Wrestlers Terril, which posted a 7-2 record in dual meets this season, was represented on the mats by the above wrestlers during the year. From left are, front, Vic Hales, Roger Netsch, Mike Rouse, Dale Nelson, Ken Shaffer, Tom Feldman, and Kev Mortenson. Second row includes coach Bob Strouse, Dennis Hildreth, Stuart Bailey, Bob Turpin, Max Strube, and Scott Arthur. In the third row are Ron Eick, Doug My- rick, Jeff Stevens, Kyle Dotson, Brian Goldtrap, Kurt Gunderson, and Jim Spears. Going undefeated for the season were Max Strube with a 21-0 record and Scott Arthur with a 19-0 record. In tournaments during the season, Terril has a first place in the Sioux Valley Invitational and seconds at Milford's Invitational, Terril Invitational and the Harris-Lake Park Invitational. Sports Titova, the star lady speed skater. "We didn't think such a press conference on our part was necessary," said Paul, who represents the country which spawned Madison Avenue, the capital of public relations. Whereas a tight lid is maintained on building 15, the U.S. headquarters, the other countries operate on a virtual "open door" policy, although the Japanese organizers have entrance rules which are universally ignored. The U.S'.'pfe'ss'attache at the village, Bill Harris, is very cooperative but he too is a prisoner of red tape. There is a limit on what he can do. An Indiana newsman sought for five days to contact Jim Murray of Helena, Mont., a member of the luge team. Finally when he got a message through and agreement with Murray for a meeting, the edict was handed down from upstairs: "You can't talk to Murray today— he's competing." Efforts to run down members of the Alpine ski team—even Susan Corrock of Sun Valley, Idaho, the downhill bronze medalist—have been just as frustrating. Finally, many correspondents made contact through Doc Des Roches, director of the Ski 19; industries of America, which covers some 80 commercial ski concerns. Des Roches managed to dig up the athletes in min' utes. "We can't do anything with the skiers," Paul explained. "They are independent. We don't mess with them. They do what they please." EQUIPMENT SALE SKIS-BOOTS AND ACCESSORIES REDUCED ono/ AND lV/0 MORE LARGE SELECTION OF SKIS ON HAND BUY NOW AND SAVE TftocuttcUK Highway 4 - South At Donovan Motors Pat Donovan about you and the car you drive Chrysler Newport Royal... our lowest- priced Chrysler. You'd never think from looking at it, that this was our lowest-priced Chrysler. But it is. Newport Royal. It's; as big a Chrysler as you can buy. 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